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Earn the Medical Billing and Coding Certification that Employers Demand

Medical Billing and Coding Undergraduate Certificate

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Career Outlook and Growth

Growing Job Market and Attractive Careers in Healthcare
Careers in medical billing and coding, health information management, and healthcare administration provide a rewarding work environment and job security in a growing industry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA):

  • Jobs are expected to increase by 8% or higher by the year 2029—much faster than the average for all other occupations.1

Bryan University can fast-track you to success, giving you the education, skills, and confidence to qualify for a great job in less than a year!

Employment Opportunities

Enjoy the flexibility to choose from a range of career paths, such as:

  • Certified Medical Biller and Coder – assign codes to patient records using ICD, CPT, and HCPCS codebooks for different diagnoses and medical procedures for in-patient and out-patient settings
  • Medical Records Technician – work to organize, monitor, update and maintain healthcare providers’ electronic medical records
  • Medical Secretary – patient intake, insurance verification, and medical record creation
  • Medical Office Assistant – responsible to help keep the healthcare organization running smoothly and efficiently by coordinating operations

Preparing now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.

Attractive Employers

With a degree from Bryan University, find opportunities to work in a variety of healthcare settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Law Offices
  • College Health Departments
  • Military and VA Facilities
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Physician Offices
  • Health Product Vendors
  • Nursing Home Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • Surgery Centers
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Work from home (with experience)

Program Overview

Your future job will demand career-specific skills, which is exactly what you’ll be working on throughout the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program of study. Guided by healthcare experts with real-world experience, Bryan University’s curriculum is built around what the industry needs.

Gain the Skills Employers Need

In our interactive, cutting-edge online classrooms, your courses will cover:

  • Medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, pathology, and pharmacology.
  • The United States healthcare system organization and delivery, including healthcare information systems.
  • Components of the healthcare record; how it is created, stored, and protected.
  • Translation of diagnoses, conditions, and procedures into medical codes using a variety of standard formats, including ICD, CPT, and HCPCS.
  • Ability to code electronic health records (EHR).
  • Healthcare insurance and reimbursement.

Benefits for You

As a Bryan student, you’ll receive these additional benefits:

  • Certification preparation for the  Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  • The cost for one exam attempt is included in the program tuition, in addition to all books and courseware!

Real-World Experience

Bryan University’s Medical Billing and Coding program was developed based on current competencies outlined by AHIMA and students fully utilize the AHIMA Virtual Lab (Vlab). This lab gives you real-world experience with industry technologies and software applications that employers actually use in the workplace. Examples include:

  • EHR MEDITECH: learn to naviate the electronic health record used by over 2,300 hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide.
  • 3M Coding & Reimbursement: gain practical experience using the world’s most popular coding software.
  • Nuance Clintegrity: become familiar with encoder software tools and ICD, CPT, and HCPCS codebooks.

Connect with an Online Community Like No Other

At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smart phone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community who will provide support and celebrate your success along the way. You’ll not only develop friends and colleagues, but you’ll also build a professional network—for life.

Earn While You Learn: Dual Enrollment Available

You can enroll in the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate and Associate Degree in Health Information Management concurrently. This means once you complete your certificate, you can get to work sooner while completing your associate degree. Once you complete your associate degree, you may also consider completing the Bryan University Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration. If you have prior college credit, or you have already completed an associate degree at another institution, we will accept as many credits as possible (and potentially your entire associate degree) to help accelerate your Bryan program.

Footnotes

1Please visit www.onetonline.org (classification code 29-9021.00) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm. Also see American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) on the internet at: http://www.ahima.org/careers/healthinfo. Sites visited on January 10, 2021.

Meet the Program Director

“This program is truly like no other – in addition to the many benefits provided to students, the program is aligned with the modern healthcare marketplace so that students are job-ready upon graduation.” – Marjorie Rosen, AS, BA, MBA Healthcare, AHIMA RHIT

Graduate Success

“The faculty at staff at Bryan are there to support you. If you start to fall a little behind, everyone is going to try to help you.” —Rocio Bernal, Bryan U Graduate

“My experience at Bryan was great – I loved every minute of it!” —Glenda Lown, BU Graduate

“The program at BU uses a practical approach that is applicable to what I use in my day-to-day job in healthcare.” —Sylvia Sanders, Bryan U Graduate

Student Experience

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Program Details

Why We're Different: Students Come First

Tuition Lock Guarantee

We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, plus tuition goes down the longer you're in school.

Job Search Assistance

We provide students job search assistance while in school and once they graduate.

Accelerated Programs

You can get started - and finish - fast.

Welcome Kits Included

Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you're ready to start school.

Faculty Who Put You First

Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.

Electronic Books & Courseware Included

We provide easy access to all your electronic textbooks and courseware.

Focus on Employment

You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.